On Thursday, October 6, 2016 Eric H. Holder, Jr. received the Outstanding Achievement Award at the Lawyer’s Executive Advisory Partners’ Luncheon, hosted by the Law Center and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP. Eric Holder served as the 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015, under President Barack Obama. He was the first African American to serve in that position. Mr. Holder is currently a partner at Covington & Burling LLP.
Additionally, members from our LEAP program shared stories about their pro bono projects instrumental to the Law Center’s mission to prevent and end homelessness. They also addressed the importance of fighting the criminalization of homelessness on a local and national level and the tremendous impact pro-bono efforts can have on communities across the country.
The LEAP Program includes attorneys from corporate legal departments and law firms who provide pro-bono services, instrumental to the Law Center’s mission to prevent and end homelessness.